When does the PS2 become "retro"?

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When does the PS2 become "retro"?

It already is
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43%
When new consoles are no longer sold
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2%
When new commercial software is no longer released
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18%
A few years away yet
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37%
 
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When does the PS2 become "retro"?

Post by skylarking » Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:56 pm

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Re: When does the PS2 become "retro"?

Post by Liamh1982 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:49 am

When PS4 comes out at the absolute minimum.
Who knows, they may have stopped releasing games for it by then! :lol:

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Re: When does the PS2 become "retro"?

Post by Antiriad2097 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:04 am

In about 20 years time. Maybe more. It'll be a while anyway, since even PS1 isn't retro yet.
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Re: When does the PS2 become "retro"?

Post by Nemesis » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:05 am

The PS2 will only be retro when Sony says it is :)
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Re: When does the PS2 become "retro"?

Post by r0jaws » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:10 am

I'm going to put a date on it. Consoles need 20 years vintage minimum to be considered retro.
Seeing as we're in Europe, 24th November 2020.
That is all. :wink:

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Re: When does the PS2 become "retro"?

Post by Liamh1982 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:12 am

^ Unless Konami announce PES 2021...

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Re: When does the PS2 become "retro"?

Post by r0jaws » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:13 am

:lol:

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Re: When does the PS2 become "retro"?

Post by sscott » Sat Jun 09, 2012 4:14 am

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Re: When does the PS2 become "retro"?

Post by IronMaidenRule » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:13 am

Surely it must already be retro, as some of the games have been featured in Future Classics....in our beloved magazine that covers, Retro Games :mrgreen:

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Post by DreamcastRIP » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:43 am

Nemesis wrote:The PS2 will only be retro when Sony says it is :)
I see what you did there! :lol:
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Re: When does the PS2 become "retro"?

Post by Nemesis » Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:57 am

DreamcastRIP wrote:
Nemesis wrote:The PS2 will only be retro when Sony says it is :)
I see what you did there! :lol:
Yeah, I couldn't resist! :twisted: :wink:
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Re: When does the PS2 become "retro"?

Post by gman72 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:36 am

I think it already is, but maybe we should let Todd Carty have the final decision.
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Re: When does the PS2 become "retro"?

Post by The Laird » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:11 am

I think it needs to be at least 2 generations old (so when PS4 is released) for a start.

It's totally ridiculous to call the PS2 retro right now when new consoles are still being sold and new games are still coming out too.

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Re: When does the PS2 become "retro"?

Post by speedlolita » Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:12 am

Who cares, it's a great machine.
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Re: When does the PS2 become "retro"?

Post by Mr Kipling » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:25 am

Wot I fink is dis:

Fat PS2 console and games released during it was available - Retro

It's twelve years old, hasn't been in the shops for eons and the majority of the CD-ROM based games look pretty ropey now. Half Life or Crazy Taxi anyone?

Also when I mentioned to two 18 year old co-workers that I remembered the launch, they pointed and laughed at me and called me an old man. I'm 24.. :oops:

Slim PS2 console and games released during it was available - Not retro

Games generally still look OK and a trickle of them are still being released. Plus all that Eyetoy and Singstar censored is deffo not retro for me.

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